POLITENESS STRATEGIES IN TEXT MESSAGES WRITTEN BY ENGLISH DEPARTMENT STUDENTS TO LECTURERS
AbstractPramana Mulia Ady, Agung. 2014. Â Politeness Strategies in Text MessagesÂ Written by English Department Students to Lecturers Â . Study Program ofÂ English, Universitas Brawijaya. Supervisor: Nurul Chojimah; Co-Supervisor:Â Muhammad RozinKeywords: Face-threatening acts, Politeness strategies, Positive politeness,Â Negative politeness, Short message services.Face-threatening acts are acts which in some way threaten the 'face' orÂ self-esteem of another person. People think that all communication acts Â areÂ potentially threatening. Actually, whether Â the act is threatening depends Â not soÂ much on the intent of the speaker but on the interpretation and perception of theÂ listener. Â This study investigates about Face Threatening Act and politenessÂ strategies in Â text messages sent from advisees to their advisors in EnglishÂ Department. The study is aimed to be the reference to student as advisees EnglishÂ Department in order to be more polite and to pay more attention the politenessÂ strategies when sending the text messages to their lecturers as advisors for askingÂ about address, requesting to meet their advisors, asking about schedule, and so on. Â Â This study used a qualitative approach. The data of this study were the textÂ messages from advisees to advisors Â which Â contained FTA and politenessÂ strategies. In collecting the data, the writer used Â grouping and coding. In dataÂ analysis, the writer group Â the text messages from advisors Â based on the sourceÂ data. Then, the Â codes to the data according to the text messages Â from advisors.Â The coding process is as follows, naming, Message 1, Message 2.Â This study shows that there are two FTAs performed by advisees:Â requesting and reminding. Those FTAs are softened by one positive politenessÂ strategies: offer and two negative politeness strategies: hedging, and givingÂ deference Â Â In conclusion, after analyzing the data from text message performed byÂ advisees, the writer founds two FTAs from eight text messages. They areÂ requesting, reminding, suggesting, offering. And then, the Â writer found oneÂ positive politeness strategies: offer in one text messages. In this case adviseesÂ offer to advisors for accept adviseeâ€™s proposal. Next the writer found two negativeÂ politeness strategies: hedging and giving deference in seven text messages. In thisÂ case, the advisees who used negative politeness especially give deference usuallyÂ mention name of the advisors, and mention of honorifics of their advisors afterÂ greeting. The writer also suggests that other studies about FTAs and PolitenessÂ strategies should be done to improve the result and the finding of the previousÂ studies and it is better done in other genre.
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